Supervisory Archaeologist , Durango

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ERO Resources Corporation (ERO), an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a Supervisory Archaeologist for our Durango office for a full-time permanent position. We are a team of natural and cultural resource consultants with offices in Denver, Durango, and Hotchkiss, Colorado. Our expertise in science and planning provides an approach to the environment that balances development with natural and cultural resources protection.


About ERO
For 40 years, our environmental consulting firm has served clients in Colorado and the West with an enduring commitment to quality and integrity. Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions that respond to our clients’ resource issues. ERO takes pride in providing services that are efficient, effective, and responsive to our clients’ needs and expectations. We strive to balance development with the natural environment within a framework of legal requirements, agency compliance, and public involvement.


Position Overview
The supervisory archaeologist is responsible for undertaking multiple project responsibilities, including field direction and project management assistance, by applying the full suite of technical skills in cultural resource management. The successful applicant is expected to have the skills to perform the role of supervisory archaeologist for large projects and field director for small projects. This position requires equal fieldwork and office responsibilities. General tasks include serving as the supervisory archaeologist during fieldwork and directing site documentation. Office responsibilities may include report preparation, directing site form completion, and artifact processing and analysis.
The position requires working variable hours, including long days, early mornings, and weekends; the fieldwork schedule varies. Overtime may be accrued and will be compensated at time and a half. Fieldwork may require an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. Applicants for this position are expected to be physically capable of performing fieldwork tasks associated with survey, testing, and excavation.


Minimum Education and Experience
• Master’s degree in anthropology/archaeology specialization preferred
• 3 to 5 years of applicable experience through professional employment; at least 1 year of direct supervisory experience
• Meet Secretary of the Interior qualifications for archaeology
• Must be able to qualify for Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service permits as a supervisory archaeologist
• Primary experience with the archaeology of the western U.S.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe products and using a Global Positioning System unit and tablet
• Experience with National Environmental Policy Act impact assessments will be considered a plus
Physical Requirements
The project areas may be located at high elevations in rugged terrain. Applicants must be physically capable and possess the skills necessary to perform all aspects of fieldwork including strenuous hiking with a backpack in rugged terrain up to 10 miles a day, collecting digital data, completing standard resource forms, performing in-field artifact analysis, and taking photographs.
Performance Expectations and Responsibilities
The successful applicant is expected to conduct assigned tasks safely, independently, and efficiently under the supervision of a project manager or senior archaeologist. The ideal candidate has written and verbal communication skills and is self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented. Proficiency in leading field crews and identifying, documenting, and evaluating cultural resources is a must.


Expected Job Responsibilities
• Direct, delegate, and ensure accurate site documentation, including the completion of site forms, photography, and mapping
• Oversee a three-person crew
• Ensure the assigned crew stays on task
• Provide assistant field directorship
• Keep accurate and detailed field notes
• Perform accurate resource identification, interpretation, and National Register of Historic Places evaluation
• Self-perform quality control on tasks and deliverables
• Ensure health and safety compliance
• Draft technical memorandums and technical reports
• Complete or direct completion of site forms using ERO’s Microsoft Access database
• Perform research to support reporting
• Coordinate or perform artifact washing, flotation, data entry, and artifact analysis
• Perform other tasks, as assigned

The hourly wage range is $22.00-$27.50, commensurate with experience. This position is in ERO’s Durango office. ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes 10 hours/month paid time off (PTO) accrual (ERO provides additional PTO by closing our offices between Christmas and New Year’s Day), seven holidays, sick leave, compensation time, health and dental insurance (10 percent employee contribution), life insurance, long-term disability, annual profit sharing, and a retirement (401k) plan (typically 5 percent match). ERO provides stipends for a cell phone and field and office equipment. ERO also offers a flexible work environment with minimum requirements for in-office work and opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for Associate and Board-level ownership for the right candidate. For the right candidate, ERO will consider reimbursement for moving expenses.


If you are qualified for this position, please email a cover letter and resume describing your education and experience and a writing sample to opportunities@eroresources.com in PDF format only. Applications will be accepted until the If you are qualified for this position, please email a cover letter and resume describing your education and experience, and a writing sample to opportunities@eroresources.com in PDF format only.  This job posting is “continuous” or “open until filled” and will close when a qualified candidate is hired.  No phone inquiries please; you will receive an email notifying you that ERO has received your application.  Only potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.  Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to provide at least three references. 


ERO participates in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. ERO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. For more information about ERO, visit our website at www.eroresources.com.